Key membership benefits of CIM

Career development and qualifications

Professional recognition

Gain professional recognition as a CIM member through designatory letters on your business cards and email sign-off. These are awarded based on a combination of experience and/or qualifications. Not only does it show your dedication towards the profession, but also helps you expand your knowledge as well as reflect on your progression in marketing.

Professional Marketing Qualifications

Whatever stage you are at in your career, our qualifications can help you to develop your marketing skills and knowledge. And because our qualifications are developed to meet industry needs, they will provide you with practical skills that can help you to progress.

Find out more about our qualifications. 

Networking opportunities

An extensive events programme to help you share information and connect at every level in the marketing community whether it’s sector specific or regional. 


Mentoring is a powerful personal development and empowerment tool. It is an effective way of helping people to progress in their careers and is becoming increasing popular as its potential is realised. Find out more as a mentor or mentee.

CPD Programme leading to Chartered Marketer status

The programme enables you to remain professional, effective and compliant by ensuring you stay up to date in the fast-moving world of marketing.

It allows you to track your progress and receive recognition for your achievements, helping to increase confidence and giving you additional credibility as a professional marketer.

Expert knowledge

Latest Industry news

Want to keep up with all the latest marketing news but don't have the time?
As a member you’ll receive Cutting Edge, our weekly digest of marketing-related news from across the sectors.


As a CIM member, you'll receive our quarterly magazine, Catalyst, which will bring you the latest thinking, stimulating articles and interviews from leading global experts and guest writers.

Marketing Expert

From agency briefs to the ultimate marketing toolkit, our exclusive online marketing resources will equip you practical marketing guides and templates to support you in your marketing role.

Marketing hotline for help and information

Researchers are on hand to assist you with your information needs whether this is a short enquiry, an in-depth enquiry or assistance in using the online service.


CIM Marketing Resources

Whether you want to understand marketing trends within your industry or gain more insights about your customers, as a member, you will get free online access to an extensive range of reports, journals, business publications and marketing books. We can also offer tailored research support

Practical Insights webinars

Practical Insights are one hour, interactive webinars delivered by experts within their specific area of marketing. The aim is to provide you with practical marketing knowledge you can immediately apply.

All of our training courses are driven by the practical needs of marketing and sales professionals and in industries in which they work. This means our courses will provide you with practical tools and techniques which you can immediately apply to your daily role.

Additional membership benefits


As a member of CIM, you can get up to 20% off from our marketing bookshop and Key Note.

Benevolent fund

The Chartered Institute of Marketing Members’ Benevolent Fund (CIMMBF) offers support and advice to CIM members (past and present) and their dependants when misfortune befalls them.